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Roof to Road

More than 11 million tons of asphalt shingles enter U.S. landfills yearly. One source suggests that roofing debris may make up as much as 10% of U.S. landfills. But the difference between asphalt shingles and much of what otherwise goes in those landfills is that shingles don't decompose at the same rate. They're stuck there. More

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Growth of green roofing systems

Seen mostly in commercial applications now, “green” roofing systems have the... More

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Make Your Market

Wondering how the economy might affect your business this year? If you were counting on a roaring revival to lift sales, think again. More

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Roof Replacement

As Minnesota remodeler Marty Schirber points out, a homeowner thinking of selling might solicit 10 bids from 10 roofing companies and go with the cheapest. More

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Roofing: Upsells and Add-Ons

For John Miller, co-owner of Waldenwood, Shorewood, Minn., the first upsell when... More

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Databases Offer "Inside" Info

Escobar and Robb Services of Potomac, Md., uses a leased real estate and property tax database to pinpoint prospective clients. The full-service remodeling company also repairs and treats cedar shingle roofs (see the leased Criss+Cross Plus Real Estate directory on CD, which is sold by Haines and Co. of North Canton, Ohio (, the company researches older neighborhoods with cedar roofs. A similar, but costlier, online database, for 1,385 counties in 48 states, is offered by First American Real Estate Solutions ( More

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Choices of roofing

Putting an addition on a house roofed with clay tiles imposes the choice of either re-roofing the entire building in asphalt or using clay tiles on the addition to match. More

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